Grandparent relationships are treasured. Unfortunately, we are acutely aware that circumstances occur where relationships are severed and the grandchildren are impacted. The laws of the State of Illinois provide for grandparents to have rights to visit their grandchildren under certain circumstances. Success in a grandparent visitation case is more likely if the grandparents have a long standing relationship with the grandchildren which is documented through pictures, videos and writings. If the grandchildren are in an intact family, the rights of the grandparents are deemed weaker than in the case where the children are with one or another parent.
Sheryl Rae Ghezzi can help determine the viability of a claim of your rights as a grandparent. We are sensitive to the fact that most grandparents would be horrified to be permanently removed from their grandchild’s life.